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The EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to take new steps toward resuming region-to-region trade talks. Read Full Story
The Canadian Government is losing up to CAD1.3bn (USD972m) in revenue a year through the incomplete collection of sales tax and import duty on e-commerce imports, according to a new report by Copenhagen Economics. Read Full Story
A new report by advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting calls on the Government to close a loophole it says allows the tax deductibility of advertising expenses for foreign internet-delivered media. Read Full Story
Google has agreed to pay up to EUR280m to settle corporate income tax said to be due to the Italian Revenue Agency, according to Italian media reports. Read Full Story
With Amazon agreeing to begin the collection of sales taxes on January 1 in four more US states – Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Utah – the online retailer is informing its customers that taxes are now charged on items shipped to 32 states. Read Full Story
On December 28, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen signed into law the amendment to the Value-Added and Non-Value-Added Business Tax Act to impose tax on foreign online sellers' supplies to Taiwanese consumers. Read Full Story
The US Supreme Court has denied a review of its 1992 "Quill" decision restricting sales taxes on online sales, by not taking up a case against Colorado's internet sales notice and reporting law. Read Full Story
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has approved the Finance Ministry proposal to impose value-added tax on foreign online sellers' supplies to Taiwanese consumers. Read Full Story
On December 6, Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Heritage Action For America, and FreedomWorks wrote to the members of Congress calling on them to oppose any attempt to pass US internet sales tax legislation, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act, before the end of this year. Read Full Story
The European Commission on December 1 unveiled a series of measures to improve the value-added tax environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. The proposals are intended to enable consumers and companies – in particular start-ups and SMEs – to buy and sell goods and services more easily online. Read Full Story
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